Denise Benson, LMFT, (Los Altos and San Francisco, CA) with over 30 years of experience is a seasoned psychotherapist in private practice in Los Altos and San Francisco, California. She works with adults and adolescents in a range of areas: from leadership development and executive coaching to attachment to healing trauma. She has both supervised interns and taught at The California Institute of Integral Studies. For the last 17 years, Denise facilitates somatics-based groups and is certified by Strozzi Institute as a Master Somatic Coach. Prior to becoming a therapist, Denise developed and taught an innovative curriculum on emotional intelligence as a junior high school teacher. Her essay entitled, “Coming Home to the Body: A Journey for Adolescents,” is a part of an anthology edited by Richard Strozzi Heckler entitled Being Human at Work: Bringing Somatic Intelligence into Your Professional Life. Denise has served on staff with the Institute of Women’s Leadership, providing somatic coaching with the executive leadership program. She also has taught courses in Somatics and co-led “Somatics and Trauma” with Staci Haines. Currently she runs a supervision group for somatic practioners.
SI partners with sustainable business with our unique development approach. We meet you at the level of challenge and innovation that you are bringing to the world. In partnering with SI, you and your organization can:
Connect your vision and purpose with your business culture and team coordination. We excel in helping you combine vision + values + action.
Make more powerful declarations and assessments that serve to embolden and enrich both the company’s profits, its people, and the planet.
Activate your employees to take new actions toward your joint purpose, while also supporting their well-being and creativity.
Manage, and introduce, change for your benefit.
Build commitment and effective action through shared language and practice.
Research shows that when these top skills are practiced effectively, they have the greatest impact on leader preparedness and confidence in addressing today’s business challenges.